Creative Bulletin n.198

Creative Bulletin n.198

Last week was all about Black Friday. Whether you want it or not, we always end up working (and freaking out) quite a bit for this event. We sent you an email, but in case you didn't get it, we created special deals just for our community. You can find them here >>

Gratitude. We cussed quite a bit getting ready for this week, instead we realized there is much to be thankful for because it is going so well (a million thanks to those who keep supporting us ๐Ÿ™), and there are many other things that are going well so we should celebrate way more than we currently are! Hereโ€™s a list of some of these things:

  • the writing course held by Marco Cubeddu,
  • the film analysis book made using Fabula (which is almost ready to go to press!),
  • and the eighteen calls (yep, itโ€™s a lot!) that you have already booked with me to talk about how you are getting on with BAD (wow ๐Ÿ”ฅ)

Creativity and pain. We are often given the image of the creative person caught up in the ecstasy of writing, painting, composing, wrapped within the height of grace, as opposed to the suffering of creative blockage, the head banging on a blank page. As if creativity is joy and being blocked is a terrible grief.

Donโ€™t believe in that story ๐Ÿ˜‚ creativity is also pain, a monstrous one, precisely because you go into the kind of intensity that is sometimes unbearable. It has happened to me while working on all projects, especially the ones I care most about: I walk back and forth around the house talking to myself, I get discouraged because I haven't found the right idea yet, I get angry, I feel like shit, I feel incapable, I feel like throwing everything away and starting over.
And in spite of the experience, in spite of the fact that I know that by beating my head somewhere the solution will come, I know that feeling will keep coming, again and again.

๐ŸŒˆ Creative takeaway: letโ€™s give in to pain
Pain is not the roadblock, it is part of the creative process, the intensity that we have to learn to ride. The only thing to do is to go as deep as we can and see where it takes us. If you had seen me the past few days working on my novel Mario, I certainly would have made you laugh. Let's just say banging my head on the wall was the least of it!
I hope this comes as consolation and support to those who are struggling with a project: we are all on the same boat, but it is a beautiful boat indeed ๐Ÿ˜˜

With โค๏ธ,

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